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Important new Oracle patches released

In this article we see an announcement of important new patches for Oracle:


This SearchSecurity articles notes some important issues with this Oracle patch release:,289142,sid14_gci1079301,00.html


This article includes an important risk matrix for Oracle security vulnerabilities.


"The Critical Patch Update issued [today]  contains fixes for security vulnerabilities in the Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control and Oracle E-Business Suite," said an Oracle spokesperson. "The patch also includes fixes that customers are likely to apply and/or are prerequisites for the security fixes."


There is also a MOSC note:


The company noted more than 89 security vulnerabilities -- many of them cumulative -- in its new threat matrix that measures the ease of exploitability and its impact. Oracle said the supported product releases and versions affected include:


  • Oracle Database 10g Release 1, versions,,, ( is supported for Oracle Application Server only);
  • Oracle9i Database Server Release 2, versions,;
  • Oracle9i Database Server Release 1, versions,, 9.0.4 ( FIPS) (all of which are supported for Oracle Application Server only);
  • Oracle8i Database Server Release 3, version;
  • Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2);
  • Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4), versions,;
  • Oracle9i Application Server Release 2, versions,;
  • Oracle9i Application Server Release 1, version;
  • Oracle Collaboration Suite Release 2, versions,;
  • Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications Release 11i, versions 11.5.0 through 11.5.10;
  • Oracle E-Business Suite and Applications Release 11.0;
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g, versions,;
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager versions,;
  • PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne Applications, versions 8.9 SP2 and 8.93;
  • PeopleSoft OneWorldXe/ERP8 Applications, versions SP22 and higher.


However, one expert noted that many flaws weren't addressed in the patch, including a SQL injection vulnerability in default installations of Oracle Forms found by bug researcher Alex Kornburst.


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